Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 3

“In the Name of the Rebellion Part 1” Star Wars Rebels continues its final season with a focus on how the Ghost Crew fits into the wider tapestry of the Rebel Alliance. Last week I covered both episodes in their entirety because the first part didn’t have enough going on to justify analysis on its…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 13

“Ghosts of Geonosis Part 2” Star Wars Rebels continues its return from hiatus with the Ghost crew at odds with Saw Gerrera over how to deal with the surviving Geonosian. There’s a bizarre disconnect between this episode and the previous one in how Saw Gerrera is handled. The previous episode gave us barely any indication…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 12

“Ghosts of Geonosis Part 1” Star Wars Rebels returns from hiatus and immediately offers a tie into the recent cinematic release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when the crew of the Ghost are sent to investigate the disappearance of Saw Gerrera. As with all two parters that aired on the same day I’m reviewing…

Kneel Before Pod – Rogue One

The second annual Star Wars movie has been released in the form of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first in a series of stand-alone side films set in the Star Wars universe A review wasn’t enough so Kat, Chris and myself (Craig) got together to discuss it. We cover everything from the prequels, the original…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Gareth Edwards brings us the first stand-alone Star Wars movie with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story -hereafter referred to as Rogue One-; the story of how the Rebellion came upon the Death Star plans. There was a lot riding on this film. It’s the first in the planned Star Wars anthology stories that shine…

Arrival

Aliens come to Earth for mysterious reasons that an elite team have to get to the bottom of in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Every now and again a sci-fi film comes along that does everything that I feel science fiction exists for. Namely to frame real world issues in a fantastical context that allows for subtle…

Southpaw

Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw casts Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of champion boxer Billy Hope as he goes on a journey to prove himself again after suffering a catastrophic loss. The underdog boxing movie is nothing new and arguably done best by Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky franchise so it takes something special to really stand out from…

On the Silver Screen – Taken 3

The Taken franchise reaches a third installment with Taken 3 where Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills is on the run from the law after being accused of murdering his ex wife Lenore (Famke Janssen). Taken was a nice surprise in 2008 because it put Liam Neeson in an action heavy role and was actually really believable….